Staggered Giants Getting Some Help

Believe it or not, Giants fan, but help may be on the way.

The Giants are hopeful two of their injured players – defensive end Osi Umenyiora (hip flexor) and linebacker Brandon Short (quad) – will return to face the Cowboys.

"We're looking to have Osi and Brandon Short," coach Tom Coughlin said. "We're looking to advance Michael Strahan (who will test his foot when he attempts to run and cut this week) and we'll see how he does. (Cornerback Corey) Webster (who missed the Titans game with a sprained toe), we'll know more Wednesday, probably, than we do (Monday)."

Reserve safety Jason Bell fractured a bone in his arm, but continued playing and said he expects to play against Dallas.

"Well, we'll see," Coughlin said. "They're going to come up with a device they hope will allow that bone to stay in one piece. He played pretty much the whole game like that."

Coughlin said tight end Jeremy Shockey shouldn't be affected by the dislocated left ring finger he suffered in pre-game warmups. Shockey caught five passes in the game.

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